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  • Post date: October 9, 2012

    Need help organizing your sources? Let EndNote take care of your citations. The Library will be holding an EndNote Webinar Thursday Oct. 11 at 2pm. Learn how EndNote can help you manage your research.

    For more information please see our Library Workshop Guide:

    Participants may join the session 30 minutes prior to commencement using this guest link:

    Posted By: aborromeo
  • Post date: October 5, 2012

    Listed below is a review of "Fahrenheit 451" courtesy of Jan Harp, Acquisitions.

    "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury is a cautionary tale set in the future America where books are outlawed and are burned by firemen. It is the story of one fireman, Gus Montag, who slowly goes from blindly following orders to burn books to becoming a wanted fugitive dedicated to saving books. This book was banned/challenged for offensive language and content. I chose Fahrenheit 451 published in 1953 because it has been challenged and censored since the first publication, starting with the publishers. The publishers edited without Bradbury’s consent or knowledge until he was informed by a friend in the late 50’s. The experiences of Bradbury and...

    Posted By: mtomlin2
  • Post date: October 4, 2012

    Listed below is a review of "Brave New World" courtesy of Terra Bianchi, University Archivist.

    Six hundred years into the future, humans are bred by cloning, and "mother" and "father" are forbidden words. Originally published in 1932, Huxley's terrifying vision of a controlled and emotionless future "Utopian" society is truly startling in its prediction of modern scientific and cultural phenomena, including test-tube babies and rampant drug abuse.— Jacket Abstract

    "Brave New World" begins with World Controller Mustapha Mond describing the assembly lines which create human life, including how babies are segregated into various social classes and conditioned through modern psychological techniques. Mond reminds us that...

    Posted By: mtomlin2
  • Post date: October 3, 2012

    "Melinda Sordino's freshman year is off to a horrible start. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, and now her friends--and even strangers--all hate her. Months pass and things aren't getting better. She's a pariah. The lowest of the low. Avoided by everyone. But eventually, she'll reveal what happened at the party. And when she finally speaks the truth, eveything will change." -- from book cover

    "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson tells the story of Melinda Sordino, a freshman outcast entering high school. For months, Melinda moves through the halls of her high school, trying to fly under the radar while being subject to ostracism and ridicule by her classmates and...

    Posted By: mtomlin2
  • Post date: October 3, 2012

    Join the library's Setting Up Alerts Webinar Thursday Oct. 4 @ 2pm to find out how to simplify your projects. If you have long term research assignments or need to keep up with current literature in your field, let technology do the searching for you. By creating an alert, your journal selections or even a specific search can be saved and routinely executed with the results sent to you in an email or RSS feed.

    Participants can join the session 30 minutes before the event.

    Guest link:

    For more information please check the Library...

    Posted By: aborromeo
  • Post date: October 2, 2012

    Listed below is a review of The Hunger Games, courtesy of Tiffany LeMaistre, eResources and Collection Development Librarian.

    The Hunger Games is a science fiction young adult novel with a fantasy feel to it. Suzanne Collins wrote the book in 2008. It is set in a country called Panem where twelve (formerly thirteen) districts are ruled by a capital district. As punishment for a failed uprising the twelve districts must annually contribute two tributes each, a girl and a boy between the ages of 12 and 18, to fight to the death for the capital's entertainment.

    The Hunger Games has been banned for concerns that the book is "anti-ethnic," "anti-family," and "occult/satanic." There are also concerns over the violence in the...

    Posted By: mtomlin2
  • Post date: October 1, 2012

    Listed below is a review of "Johnny Got His Gun" courtesy of Samantha Winn, Archives Assistant.

    My selection for Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out is “Johnny Got His Gun”, by American screenwriter and novelist Dalton Trumbo. Set during World War I, the novel was first published in 1939. The protagonist is a young American soldier, who wakes up in a hospital having lost his limbs and face to an artillery shell. Ultimately, after many years of struggling to maintain his sanity and sense of time, Joe Bonham attempts to communicate with the hospital staff. He wants to tell the world about the horrors and futility of war by putting himself on display in a touring exhibit; of course, his request is denied.

    “Johnny Got His Gun...

    Posted By: mtomlin2
  • Post date: September 17, 2012
    Books on display in the second floor of the library about resumes, cover letters, and job hunting.

    Career Services is hosting a Resume Lab in Library Room 115 on Tuesday, September 18th. Seating is limited so remember to pre-register at UC 2150 or by calling Career Services at 903-565-5862.

    You should also check out the "Marketing My Skills" Lunch 'n Learn hosted by Betsy Freeman, Hiring Recruiter for the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services. The Lunch 'n Learn is also on Tuesday at 11:30am in the UC Ballroom. Free pizza and soda will be provided.

    The library has plenty of resources to help with your job search, including two new databases. Job & Career Accelerator is designed to guide any job seeker through the most...

    Posted By: tlemaistre2
  • Post date: September 14, 2012

    The Writing Center will be holding an Introduction to Graduate Writing workshop Tuesday Sept. 18 at 4pm in ADM 301. Make the transition between undergraduate and graduate smooth.

    For more information please contact Emily Standridge at (903)566-7374;

    Posted By: aborromeo
  • Post date: September 14, 2012

    Know your resources. The Library will hold an Introduction to Library Resources Collaborate session Thursday Sept. 20 at 2pm. The Library is your asset. Use it.

    Please sign in at:

    For more information please contact Vandy Dubre at (903)566-7167;

    Tags: Workshop
    Posted By: aborromeo